Alexander Kassner Newly Appointed to PRS Board at Virtual PRS 2020 AGM

L – R: Alexander Kassner, Roberto Neri, Jo Smith and John Truelove

Kassner is joined by re-appointed PRS Board Directors Roberto Neri, Jo Smith and John Truelove

Renowned legal and business affairs executive, Alexander Kassner, has been newly appointed as a Publisher Director of the Performing Right Society (PRS), alongside Roberto Neri and Jo Smith, who have been re-appointed to the Board as Publisher Directors, and John Truelove, who has been re-appointed as a Writer Director. The appointments were voted for by members at the PRS 2020 Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Tuesday 18 August. L–R: Alexander Kassner, Roberto Neri, Jo Smith and John Truelove

Historic governance changes were also approved by members at this year’s AGM, with record numbers of PRS songwriter, composer and music publisher members engaging and participating in the event, either on the day or through the voting process.

PRS for Music Chairman, Nigel Elderton, said: “I am delighted to welcome Alexander Kassner to the Board as a Publisher Director, and welcome back Roberto Neri, Jo Smith and John Truelove. Their combined knowledge and expertise across the music industry landscape will be indispensable to us an organisation run by its members, for its members, as we navigate a challenging few years ahead. Finally, congratulations to Andrea and the entire PRS team for a record 2019 and adapting seamlessly to a new way of working.”

PRS for Music CEO, Andrea C. Martin, said: “Nigel’s guidance has been invaluable over the past year and I am grateful for his support. I am pleased to welcome our new and returning PRS Board Directors and look forward to our newly approved governance changes allowing us to continue to be a world-leading Performance Rights Organisation (PRO) for the next decade and beyond.”

New and re-elected PRS Board Directors:

Alexander Kassner has been responsible for business affairs at the Kassner Music group since 2009. A strong believer in the importance of an independent voice in the music publishing community, Alexander is Chairman of the MPA Pop Music Publishers Committee,